When consumers in Florida purchase pre-prepared foods, they are often drawn to the attractive packaging, and many depend on labels to warn them of allergens. This makes it important for manufacturers to provide accurate information on such packaging. The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service prescribes strict regulations relating to the labeling and packaging of retail products. When manufacturers fail to provide detailed information about the contents of packaged foods, the products may present personal injury hazards to consumers.
A manufacturer of pre-prepared chicken products in another state supplied Harris Teeter stores in nine states, including Florida, with 10-ounce packs of refrigerated chicken breasts. The packages are labelled “All Natural Grilled Chicken Strips,” but Harris Teeter announced the recall of 202 pounds of this product because the USDA found the label to be inaccurate. The correct description required is "Grilled Chicken Breast with Sundried Tomato Pasta." In addition, it was also found that the product’s ingredient information does not include the milk that is present in the product.